Police: suspicious package found at NWTC not explosive

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - 9/14 UPDATE:

Investigators have identified a suspicious object found on the campus of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay.

The college said Thursday that the object is a phone wire splice bottle. It's a weather proof splicer used by utility technicians.
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A suspicious package located at the campus of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Tuesday morning does not contain explosives and is not considered dangerous, according to Green Bay Police.

The Brown-Outagamie County Bomb Squad x-rayed the package and turned it over to Green Bay Police for further investigation.

Green Bay Police Lt. Paul Lewis tells Action 2 News that a maintenance person was cutting the lawn Tuesday and saw a package behind the dorms. The package was in a tubular shape, similar to a shampoo bottle. The worker saw exposed wires.

The package was next to an electrical box.

The Brown-Outagamie County Bomb Squad responded to the scene and recovered the package for x-ray.

The campus was given the all clear.

"All unidentified objects at NWTC Green Bay have been investigated and cleared. The Bomb Squad will continue to investigate the source of the device," reads a statement on the NWTC Facebook page.

Earlier this morning, officials evacuated Orchards Student Housing and the Transportation Center as a precaution.

Classes remained in session during the bomb squad response.








 
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